Bundle files into a single folder for email

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  1. Caezar macrumors 6502

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    The other day, I had to send 30 pics to my niece by email. I tried to find a piece of freeware to compress and bundle the pics into one single file, but I could not find anything.

    I ended up having to attach the 20 pics one by one into 3 separate emails, which is very tedious and dumb.

    Is there a better way to bundle files into a file/folder that can be emailed through hotmail/yahoo/gmail? I do not care so much about the compression. What I need is simply to package all the files together.
     
  2. TRK macrumors newbie

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    you could use stuffit to put all the files in a zip
     
  3. Caezar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I will end up buying Stuffit if there is no freeware alternative. Do you know of any by chance?
     
  4. Unorthodox macrumors 65816

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    Mac OS X has this capability built in.

    Put all of the files/folders you want to send in a single folder.
    Right click/control click on the folder, select "Create Archive of folders name".
    Presto.
     
  5. Frisco macrumors 68020

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    Just select all the files you want to send (in your case the pictures); Right Click when they are all selected: Create Archive

    Unorthodox beat me to it!
     
  6. Caezar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks a million... I switched to the Mac almost two years ago and it never ceases to amaze me.
     
  7. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68000

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    What exactly does this do?
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Archiving compresses the selected files/folders to the ZIP format. Is that what you mean? :)
     
  9. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    Just makes a ZIP file of the folder
     
  10. JAT macrumors 603

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    The only problem is, many email servers are now set to destroy zip files. Or at least block them.
     
  11. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    I wonder if changing the suffix to TXT or DOC and telling the recipient to change it back to ZIP would bypass this... I dunno. I've never had a problem with it.
     
  12. todd2000 macrumors 68000

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    I would think that would do it, or just remove the extension all-together.
     
  13. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Yeah, at a guess, if the email server frowns upon ZIPs then it probably won't allow extensionless files either.
     
  14. Case-sensitive macrumors member

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    Changing the zip to .txt works fine as long as the person downloading specifies the change back to .zip. For some reason .doc doesn't work (at least not for me).
     
  15. JAT macrumors 603

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    That's because doc is probably also blocked by many. That should work, it just means you have to have another savvy user on the other end. Also not always the case.
     
  16. nrgemily macrumors newbie

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    attach number files to email

    I can never add "Numbers" files to my email, only excel (for mac). It says you may not add bundle files. Any suggestions? I tried to right click archive and the option does not appear. What am I doing wrong?
     
  17. steveoc macrumors regular

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    I have no problem attaching Numbers files to the Mac Mail (Numbers 09, Mail 4.5, OSX 10.6.7) myself. Are you using the standard Mac Mail client?

    When I right click on a Numbers file, I select Compress and it zips it up just fine. Does compress appear as an option when you right click on the Numbers file? If so, that's the option you're looking for.
     

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